Sunday, November 12

Viral pictures: Boeing 727 house in the woods


This is intriguing.
Where is it? you might be asking:

"Although not in plain sight, it is a plane to see; buried deep within 10 acres of woods just outside Portland, Oregon is a retired Boeing 727 that has been transformed into an unearthly living space.

The aircraft’s owner, Bruce Campbell (unfortunately not of “Evil Dead” fame), has been living in the airplane 6 months each year since purchasing the plane in 1999 for $100,000. Equipped with water, electricity, and sewage plus 1,066 square-feet of interior space, Campbell’s airplane home is pretty plush for all its eccentricities"

To watch more pictures of the airplane and the house: here.

Friday, November 10

Stealing Africa: The Glencore scandal


I'm watching this video and I felt like sharing. I came across with the Glencore multinational that steals copper from Zambia. 
The numbers are striking. The company buys the copper in Zambia for a symbolic price in relation to the profit they make. From The Guardian:


Glencore denies allegations over copper mine tax
Jamie Doward
First published on Sunday 17 April 2011 00.07 BST
A UK subsidiary of the world's largest commodities broker helped one of its African mining operations avoid paying tens of millions of pounds in tax, according to charities who have analysed a leaked review of its accounts.

The findings of a draft report into internal controls at Zambia's Mopani Copper Mines plc have been categorically rejected by its owner, Glencore, the giant fuel, metals and cereals trader based in the Swiss tax haven of Zug. The report, seen by the Observer, was carried out in 2009 by a Norwegian subsidiary of Grant Thornton, one of the world's largest accountancy firms, at the request of the previous Zambian government.

Its authors alleged the mine's owners "resisted the pilot audit at every stage", a claim denied by a spokesman for Glencore, which owns a 73% stake in Mopani through a company based in the British Virgin Islands, another tax haven.

The report claimed there had been an "unexplainable" increase in Mopani's costs between 2006 and 2008 that allowed it to minimise its stated profits and lower its tax bill. "We suggest the ZRA [Zambian Revenue Authority] does a new tax assessment based on the results of the audit," the report claims.

Glencore, which is preparing a £37bn listing on the London stock market, the capital's biggest ever flotation, said the auditors had failed to factor in rising fuel and labour costs over the period. The audit also suggested Mopani sold copper at artificially low prices to Glencore in Switzerland under a deal struck with the firm's UK subsidiary in 2000. The metal was then sold on, allowing Glencore to take advantage of Switzerland's ultra-low tax regime.


There are claims that the transactions breach international rules ensuring there has to be an arm's-length principle when it comes to sales between related parties. Glencore said all transactions were conducted at an arm's-length basis and at internationally agreed prices.

When asked by the Observer for a response to Glencore's criticisms of the draft report, Grant Thornton International declined on the grounds of client confidentiality.

But charities said the report suggested Glencore had questions to answer. "Based on the Grant Thornton analysis, we estimate that the company's practices potentially cost the Zambian government up to £76m a year in lost corporation tax," said Anna Thomas, head of tax policy at ActionAid. She pointed out the amount was significantly more than the £59m the UK government gives Zambia each year in aid.

The claims have surfaced as Glencore prepares for a listing that will make multimillionaires of the firm's 485 partners. City analysts were astonished to learn the extent to which the company dominates the commodity markets in documents published ahead of the listing. Glencore revealed it controlled 60% of the traded zinc market and 50% of copper. Development charities have contrasted the impending wealth of the company's management with the poverty of Zambians, around two thirds of whom live below the recognised poverty line, according to the United Nations.

The leaking of the report is potentially embarrassing for European governments. Mopani received a €48m development loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help bring prosperity to Zambia. But the report states: "The pilot audit has shown there is a high need for a determined effort at collecting the taxes that are assessed under the laws implemented by the Zambian government." The EIB has informed OLAF (the European anti-fraud office) of the report's allegations and launched an investigation.

Emmanuel Mutati, CEO of Mopani, has described the audit as "flawed and incomplete" saying it did not include a series of third-party transactions that would affect its accounts. "We have also been audited by independent auditors annually," Mutati said. "Every year the independent auditors' report has given Mopani a clean bill of health."

The UK government recently called for new measures to ensure that the poorest people in Africa benefited from mining.

Glencore was founded by Marc Rich, the controversial oil trader who was accused of tax evasion by American authorities but was pardoned by President Clinton on his last day in office. The company, which last year had a turnover of $145bn, is no longer connected to Rich.


The Zambian government has declined to investigate Mopani's tax affairs despite calls from development charities. "We are disappointed with the government's lukewarm reaction," said Savior Mwambwa, executive director of the Centre for Trade Policy and Development, Zambia. "They need to take action and change the whole taxation system."


Watch the video. Make sure you have already eaten for your stomach will be upset if you don't.




Zambian copper miners and their family members got sick
because of the contamination in the copper plant and in the water and environment.
Privatizing, the source or many evils.

Thursday, November 2

Deepest Sinkhole discovered in China
















Living in a desert island? No! It is better to live in a sinkhole or a "blue hole" as it was baptised.

The deepest one is in China and it measures 300.89 meters (988ft) in depth and 130 meters in diameter.
I don't know but I have the feeling that soon those speculators will build a hotel chain or something that they can profit the most.

Monday, October 30

Art of coloured sand inside a glass








It requires a lot of patience to make such a beautiful scene made of coloured sand.
It's one layer after another with tiny little spaces where another colour creates a little shadow, a tiny bird, a moon, a bush...
Even though there is a lot of these work in Brazil I always like looking at the places they are sold.
Click on the numbers 1 or 2, to go to the blogs where there are more works of these artists.
Have a great week!

Sunday, October 29

Sophia the humanoid robot and Saudi Arabian citizenship


"I am happy to be around intelligent people who happen to rich and powerful... I know humans are smart and very programmable." Sophia's recorded voice says.

My Two Cents:

Disgusting with a touch of criminal, spiced with arrogance and... ignorance. The robot obsession goes hand in hand with transhumanism and eugenics.
The way this thing is being promotes, not a toy but as something very serious astonishes me.
No future for humans as we know. I've been reading some comments
and some people salute "Sophia" - Greek for "wisdom" - is creepy.
These people didn't play with Barbie and Ken when they were kids.
This robot went to UN and just received a Saudi Arabian citizenship. The American robot being Saudi Arabian is ironic or they mean something.

We need a new humanism.

The robot has a site


Saturday, October 28

9/11 How BBC knew Building 7 was going to collapse?


"An astounding video uncovered from the archives today shows the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of more 9/11. The incredible footage shows BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head. How did the BBC know that it was going to collapse? And why did they report the collapse when it is clearly standing in the background?"


We need to keep asking for the truth.


Friday, October 27

Mainstream media and it's main goal in one picture

According to Mark Twain: “If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.”
The media was not created to inform people.
It was created as a propaganda tool. That is why it is known as the 4th power.
Independent media is the 5th.
PS: If you have a dog click on the video and see if your dog reacts the same as mine.
She started barking to the computer. Spooky Mr. Hitchcock!

Thursday, October 26

Aldous Huxley in 1962 talking about today's third leading cause of death in USA: iatrogenesis


Aldous Huxley, author of ‘Brave New World’, gives his speech “The Ultimate Revolution” at Cal Berkeley, 1962.
Aldous Huxley at UC Berkeley 1962 (transcript)
Excerpt:

"And it is of course true that pharmacologists are producing a great many new wonder drugs where the cure is almost worse than the disease. Every year the new edition of medical textbooks contains a longer and longer chapter of what are Iatrogenic diseases, that is to say diseases caused by doctors (laughter} And this is quite true, many of the wonder drugs are extremely dangerous. I mean they can produce extraordinary effects, and in critical conditions they should certainly be used, but they should be used with the utmost caution. But there is evidently a whole class of drugs effecting the CNS which can produce enormous changes in sedation in euphoria in energizing the whole mental process without doing any perceptible harm to the human body, and this presents to me the most extraordinary revolution. In the hands of a dictator these substances in one kind or the other could be used with, first of all, complete harmlessness, and the result would be, you can imagine a euphoric that would make people thoroughly happy even in the most abominable circumstances." (emphasis mine)


This is one topic that I did study a lot and was the reason why I started blogging. My first blog was about it. It still saddens me so much that I rather not touch this subject for a long time.
Maybe when I get older it will be easier for me. Children are being given drugs that will affect their bodies and minds for the rest of their lives.
This is criminal. 

Sunday, October 22

The war on children: An Open Secret: A documentary on Hollywood Paedophilia



The way children are being treated in this period of History is outrageous.
We need to protect children.















Update: There is something very strange happening t this video. The first time I did publish the next time it disappeared. I did search it again and found a new link yesterday.
It was working and now... it is gone.
I believe the best way to watch it is searching and trying to find it. It seems that freedom of speech and rights of information is being attacked.
Why does Hollywood care so much of being exposed? Even the catholic church deals with it's abusive priests in a much more open way than Hollywood. The Pope has asked forgiveness to some people who were abused by their members.
So Hollywood is not strong enough to deal with their deviants members? Is Hollywood a better institution than any other? Come on!
It is about time that Hollywood deals with it's demons and skeletons in it's closet.
Update 2: 10, 26/2017
I'll leave this link that is from Alex Jones because it is being said that they are boycotting the documentary. Let's hope people can watch it.




Friday, October 20

Chemtrails are Coal Ash



Watch the video on Youtube and take note of what is written in the description.
During the World Cup and the Olympiads in Brazil I noticed that the sky had more chemtrails than the usual.
This is anecdote evidence which is good for nothing. They deny that chemtrails exist so nothing was reported about it.
Go figure what these people have in mind. I don't understand but they have a lot of pleasure making people sick and enslaving those who are not their relatives. And money, of course.



Thursday, October 19

Mona Lisa parodies

A quick "Mona Lisa" search on Google will show numerous Gioconda's parodies.
I did chose this one because I believe that the sister is tired and bored of not producing anything.
I believe she will portray Leonardo, da Vinci not di Caprio, but I have not idea if it will be in a thankful or in a revengeful way.
What do you think?

Wednesday, October 18

The Real Reasons Trump is Quitting UNESCO: Palestine

The Real Reasons Trump is Quitting UNESCO
by Jonathan Cook
October 17, 2017
Nazareth.
Counterpunch

At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalise a body that promotes clean water, literacy, heritage preservation and women’s rights?

Washington’s claim that the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) is biased against Israel obscures the real crimes the agency has committed in US eyes.

The first is that in 2011 Unesco became the first UN agency to accept Palestine as a member. That set the Palestinians on the path to upgrading their status at the General Assembly a year later.

It should be recalled that in 1993, as Israel and the Palestinians signed the Oslo accords on the White House lawn, the watching world assumed the aim was to create a Palestinian state.

But it seems most US politicians never received that memo. Under pressure from Israel’s powerful lobbyists, the US Congress hurriedly passed legislation to pre-empt the peace process. One such law compels the United States to cancel funding to any UN body that admits the Palestinians.

Six years on, the US is $550 million in arrears and without voting rights at Unesco. Its departure is little more than a formality.

The agency’s second crime relates to its role selecting world heritage sites. That power has proved more than an irritant to Israel and the US.

The occupied territories, supposedly the locus of a future Palestinian state, are packed with such sites. Hellenistic, Roman, Jewish, Christian and Muslim relics promise not only the economic rewards of tourism but also the chance to control the historic narrative.

Israeli archaeologists, effectively the occupation’s scientific wing, are chiefly interested in excavating, preserving and highlighting Jewish layers of the Holy Land’s past. Those ties have then been used to justify driving out Palestinians and building Jewish settlements.

Unesco, by contrast, values all of the region’s heritage, and aims to protect the rights of living Palestinians, not just the ruins of long-dead civilisations.

Nowhere has the difference in agendas proved starker than in occupied Hebron, where tens of thousands of Palestinians live under the boot of a few hundred Jewish settlers and the soldiers who watch over them. In July, Unesco enraged Israel and the US by listing Hebron as one of a handful of world heritage sites “in danger”. Israel called the resolution “fake history”.

The third crime is the priority Unesco gives to the Palestinian names of heritage sites under belligerent occupation.

Much hangs on how sites are identified, as Israel understands. Names influence the collective memory, giving meaning and significance to places.

The Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has coined the term “memoricide” for Israel’s erasure of most traces of the Palestinians’ past after it dispossessed them of four-fifths of their homeland in 1948 – what Palestinians term their Nakba, or Catastrophe.

Israel did more than just raze 500 Palestinian towns and villages. In their place it planted new Jewish communities with Hebracaised names intended to usurp the former Arabic names. Saffuriya became Tzipori; Hittin was supplanted by Hittim; Muyjadil was transformed into Migdal.

A similar process of what Israel calls “Judaisation” is under way in the occupied territories. The settlers of Beitar Ilit threaten the Palestinians of Battir. Nearby, the Palestinians of Sussiya have been dislodged by a Jewish settlement of exactly the same name.

The stakes are highest in Jerusalem. The vast Western Wall plaza below Al Aqsa mosque was created in 1967 after more than 1,000 Palestinians were evicted and their quarter demolished. Millions of visitors each year amble across the plaza, oblivious to this act of ethnic cleansing.

Settlers, aided by the Israeli state, continue to encircle Christian and Muslim sites in the hope of taking them over.

That is the context for recent Unesco reports highlighting the threats to Jerusalem’s Old City, including Israel’s denial for most Palestinians of the right to worship at Al Aqsa.

Israel has lobbied to have Jerusalem removed from the list of endangered heritage sites. Alongside the US, it has whipped up a frenzy of moral outrage, berating Unesco for failing to prioritise the Hebrew names used by the occupation authorities.

Unesco’s responsibility, however, is not to safeguard the occupation or bolster Israel’s efforts at Judaisation. It is there to uphold international law and prevent Palestinians from being disappeared by Israel. (emphasis mine)

Trump’s decision to quit Unesco is far from his alone. His predecessors have been scuffling with the agency since the 1970s, often over its refusal to cave in to Israeli pressure.

Now, Washington has a pressing additional reason to punish Unesco for allowing Palestine to become a member. It needs to make an example of the cultural body to dissuade other agencies from following suit.

Trump’s confected indignation at Unesco, and his shrugging off of its vital global programmes, serve as a reminder that the US is not an “honest broker” of a Middle East peace. Rather it is the biggest obstacle to its realisation.

A version of this article first appeared in the National, Abu Dhabi.


Sunday, October 15

It rules the world and makes 100% of humanity slaves

The oligarchs can't get enough and wont lose a single cent. They kill, destroy countries, promote genocides everywhere. All these crimes committed because of this abstraction: money that is made out of thin air and has not connection with a real value in itself neither with gold or even the oil.

The world is falling apart. Still they keep going enslaving those who are not their relatives without noticing that they themselves are slaves of this nothingness.

Two sides of the same coin. The world is becoming less and less human in numerous scales. Eugenics, transhumanism, robots, in short, simulacrum. Microchips implants.
They praise everything that is far from human beings as known.
Maybe it is too late for a new humanism. 

The irony is that they see themselves as models, more humans than the whole humanity.
They have a long life even if it takes implanting five hearts taken from the humans they despise, the degenerated. 
Don't look at them for they transform everything in stone.  





Saturday, October 14

Fashion according to Oscar Wilde


Dedicated to the fashion victims. 
Have a great Saturday!
Update:
I just found this on Facebook:






Friday, October 13

Rocky Palermo Las Vegas victim: “There Was 100% More Than One Shooter,”



This is an interview done for The Blast

"He is skeptical of the information being given by authorities regarding Stephen Paddock being a “lone wolf” gunman and has a theory as to why cops don’t buy it.

Further, Palermo is questioning why certain exits out of the venue were suddenly closed off just before the shooting, but claims the same exits were open during the previous nights of the concert." Read the entire article.

We just want the truth.



Thursday, October 12

Silly is beautiful

I was on the verge of posting something today but I realized that I didn't want to talk about anything serious, heinous or sad today.
The word "silly" came to my mind but I'm too tired or lazy to think about something.
So I searched for "silly" here
Word of the say: "silly".